My main Wikipedia activities have involved research, writing, photography, editing, and reviewing. However, since early 2018, I have been largely inactive. For copyediting, please try WP:GOCE/REQ. For peer reviews, please try WP:PR. Finetooth (talk) 18:28, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you and complimentsEdit

Hi Finetooth, compliments to your nice photo of the Painted Hills in Oregon and your extensive review of the Eastern Hills. It's a true pleasure to work with you to improve the article; you have a thorough understanding of geographical and geological subjects, are very polite and include extensive edit summaries. Not always do I find such pleasure in working on Wikipedia, I must say. Thanks again and we'll get another FA for your list! All the best, Tisquesusa (talk) 00:03, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Welcome back to FAC!Edit

It was a real pleasure to see your Oregon caves article at FAC, a reminder of happy times when such articles used to appear regularly. I will try and give it a prose review in a few days' time; on the face of it the presentation looks excellent. Brianboulton (talk) 08:09, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. I'm very happy to hear from you again, and a review would be most welcome. Finetooth (talk) 15:52, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Canadian Indian residential school system pageEdit

Thank you, once again, for all of the helpful feedback regarding the Canadian Indian residential school system page. Your comments regarding the last third of the page were particularly helpful, and the restructuring they prompted helped establish a much better flow and presentation of ideas. It was great working with you! --Dnllnd (talk) 17:38, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Meetup InvitationEdit

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Columbia RiverEdit

Finetooth, is this one still in good shape? I'd like to run it at TFA in July. I'll leave a note in the current thread on the article's talk page. - Dank (push to talk) 18:48, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I think so, though I was not the original nominator for FA. I'm satisfied that the changes (or non-changes) discussed in the thread are OK. No other editors, including the FA nominator, have said otherwise. I will run the link checker again today to make sure that no more dead URLs have appeared since the last check, and I'll check the very recent bot changes to two citations. Finetooth (talk) 19:11, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 8, 2017Edit

Me again. Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve has been scheduled for the above date as today's featured article. I'd appreciate it if you could check the article one more time to make sure it's up-to-date. You're welcome but not obligated to edit the text that will appear on the Main Page; I'll be trimming it to around 1100 characters. Thanks! - Dank (push to talk) 01:32, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Great. Thank you. I'll give the article another once-over, and I'd be glad to look over the Main Page text. Finetooth (talk) 02:18, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Main Page text looks fine. Finetooth (talk) 02:21, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks much. I'm going to mention the 8th, the anniversary of the Antiquities Act, which is somewhat in the news these days. - Dank (push to talk) 02:48, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Good. I had thought of the connection but not the anniversary. Finetooth (talk) 02:51, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Do you know if Oregon Caves was the first use of the Act? - Dank (push to talk) 02:53, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Devil's Tower was the first, in 1906. See complete list. Finetooth (talk) 03:01, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Btw I got the date on the Antiquities Act wrong, but that's not a problem, this article doesn't need a date connection. - Dank (push to talk) 00:58, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

  Like Congrats on the Main page appearance! ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:59, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes, congrats! Great to see your work on the Main Page! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 19:37, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks to you both. Finetooth (talk) 20:47, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

Ha thanks! for the thanks ;-)Edit

it isn't that I am stalking pages, but your page is on my watchlist and I saw a new article from your hand. With "not much else to do", I thought to check it out. As you I was happily surprised; a nice article about a female race driver. My mom used to race (even together with a later 24h Le Mans winner...) for a short while, so I have some affinity and decided to look up some more info in Spanish. Glad you liked my additions. I don't know if you also do GA reviews, but I have an article upcoming for that, Cesar-Ranchería Basin, as you know from me it is filled with illustrative images as I write for the visually focused majority of people, especially on geologic subjects. Articles about Law 19834X don't really need so much visual back-up... Hope it will pass, it became quite a nice article, I think. Due to the still many red links it wouldn't qualify for FA now, but that may be the next step in the coming months. If you like to throw a critical and interested eye over it, let me know. Also I will put up the Eastern Hills of Bogotá for FAC again, as the 2 weeks have passed and I still think it is eligible enough. Filling in the many blanks of the Colombian geology with new templates about volcanoes and sedimentary basins as well as a needed infobox that was missing until now. Have another infobox in preparation to be included in hundreds of articles missing a good infobox as standard "familiar" view to the right. If you like, please comment on the sedimentary basin infobox, that's why I placed it in /sandbox for now. It's still not right, missing some features showing up and the code is not too accessible for an amateur as me. All the best and keep the good articles coming! Cheers, Tisquesusa (talk) 22:26, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

I wish you luck with all of these, but I'm in danger of getting overwhelmed by FAC reviews, the articles I'm working on, and other attractions on-line and off-. I won't be doing more GA reviews in the immediate future, and I know almost nothing about coding. Finetooth (talk) 01:36, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:02, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda. It's a pleasure working with you. Finetooth (talk) 13:47, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you four the uplift, and for today's Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, "unusual marble cave and its surrounds, which lie in a remote sector of the Siskiyou Mountains"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:35, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
Today: Columbia River, "This article has been the subject of a broad and sustained collaboration by over a dozen editors since at least 2007. The river is of central importance to America's Pacific Northwest region: cultural, economic, transportation, environmental, and international political interests have intersected along the river for centuries, and it played an important role in the area's geologic evolution and native culture as well." Thank you, and the many involved! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:55, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
When should Bryant be TFA? Her birthday? Or next March, women's month? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:43, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
I think women's month is a great idea. Finetooth (talk) 21:57, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Louise Bryant --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:59, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for valuable comments to improve Der 100. Psalm, now promoted to FA on the day it was mentioned on the Main page ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:44, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for Saguaro National Park, "a two-district national park near Tucson, Arizona, that preserves large stands of giant saguaro cacti and other desert vegetation, much of it barbed, and a wide variety of animals that run like javelinas, crawl like zebra-tailed lizards, fly like whiskered screech owls, or hang out near water like lowland leopard frogs." - I love both, the park and the article! - Best wishes for your health! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:46, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for Louise Bryant on IWD, - I made her a meaningful part of my talk today. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:16, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Six years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:13, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Today, thank you for Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, "a small university town that grew up along the West Branch Canal of the Pennsylvania Canal system in the early 19th century. Until William Penn's original woods were mostly felled, the town thrived on timber. In the 1930s, the town became home to Piper Aircraft and its famous Cub. In the 1970s, flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Agnes put a big damper on the airplane factory and much else in town. Beneath part of the city lie artifacts from other cultures dating back more than 8,000 years."! - I have a peer review open, DYK? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:45, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Eight years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:02, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Disneyland RailroadEdit

Thank you for your recent edits to the Disneyland Railroad article. I noticed that you created a sandbox page with a list of potential fixes for the article. I don't know whether you are aware of it, but I nominated this article for featured article status just this week here: FA nomination. If you like, you can copy and paste the entire contents of that sandbox page into the article's FA nomination page, and I can look into implementing those recommended changes. Jackdude101 (Talk) 02:23, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

@Jackdude101: Yes, that's the rough draft of my review. It's not ready yet, but I plan to continue with it tomorrow. After I've worked through the whole article, I'll go back to the beginning and read through a second time before posting my suggestions and questions. I'm glad you reverted the Main Street U.S.A. changes; seeing the reverts and your explanation, I realized I was getting tired and knocked off for the day. Back atcha tomorrow. Cheers! Finetooth (talk) 04:27, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Saguaro National ParkEdit

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Walt Disney World RailroadEdit

Thank you again for contributing your time to help review the Disneyland Railroad article. It got promoted to featured status! On that note, I also nominated the Walt Disney World Railroad, and its FA review page is here: Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Walt Disney World Railroad/archive1. Its review is going well, but it still needs a source review and comments on criteria 1a, 1b, and 1c, per Sarastro1. Any input that you can provide will be very helpful. Jackdude101 (Talk) 04:20, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

A little favour...Edit

I don't know if video game characters are your thing, but you are a level-headed sort of chap, and I wonder if you care to chip in at this FAC. There has been a little bit of dispute over content, and some fresh eyes would be good. The FAC takes a bit of reading, so I understand if you are too busy. Hope you are well. Sarastro1 (talk) 20:54, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi there. I'm sending a message to everyone who supported or opposed at the original nomination. Just letting you know after addressing the concerns raised at the first FAC I have renominated the article again: See here. Your comments would be most welcome, and I would be happy to review something for you in return. Have a nice day. Freikorp (talk) 08:37, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Ben Affleck/archive1Edit

Don't mean to step on your toes, but.... you did say you were fine if someone double-checked... Ealdgyth - Talk 19:40, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes, absolutely fine. I'd appreciate it. Finetooth (talk) 20:31, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
I'm impressed once again. How are you able to be so thorough? I got quite cross-eyed working my way through 317 citations. I was so happy it wasn't 417. Finetooth (talk) 20:43, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
I do a lot of detail work in my "real" jobs - I do a lot of proof-reading and editing with one job and the research I do is all on horse bloodlines. I've done insane things like scan entire stud book volumes for specific names ... 900 pages or so. As for picking out the iffy sources - the more you do, the more it becomes easy to figure out what might be iffy. User:Ealdgyth/FAC cheatsheet can help, but keep in mind the lists of websites predate the change in the FA criteria to requiring "high quality" sources. As a general rule - for a website, if you don't know it is reliable, then go to the source page. See if there is a byline/author for the article. If there is - see if the site lets you click on the byline to take you to an page on the author. If there is no byline/author that's a concern. If the "about author" page looks like a myspace page instead of a serious resume, that's a concern. Then see if the website has an "about us" page. If there isn't one - that's a concern. If there is one - check it over. Ideally the site will have an editorial team that is separate from the money side. It's a bonus if the site tells you what their standards are (see www.ign.com where they have an about page AND a page setting out how they handle reviews so that people know they aren't being paid for positive reviews) that's a bonus (assuming that they are good standards). If the site is backed by a media company - is it reputable? If you're still concerned - check the reliable sources noticeboard archives for discussions on the site. If you're still having concerns - then ask the nominator what makes the site a high quality reliable source. Most of the time, it's possible to have them show you that it's fulfilling the criteria - there is NO way everyone can possibly know all the websites in the world, especially in niche subjects. On journals - articles with a doi or in one of the standard databases (Gale, JSTOR, HighBeam, ScienceDirect, etc) will be fine. For books - if you don't recognize the publisher ... click on the ISBN and see how many libraries hold it and what quality of the library it is. Books held by a lot of university libraries are going to be generally reliable and of high quality. Watch out for works classified as "juvenile" or "pictorial" or that are outside the field of the article subject. WorldCat is good for giving you subjects on a book entry so you can see if it's in the field or not. Lulu.com/Lulu Press, iUniverse, AuthorHouse, CreateSpace, PediaPress, and the like are self-publishing firms and almost always not reliable, much less high quality. Books held only by a few libraries, especially if it's only the Library of Congress, are a concern. Keep in mind that the Library of Congress is a "library of deposit" for copyright so its holdings are not really an indication of reliablitiy because in theory ALL books published in the US are supposed to be deposited with them. It helps that I'm a book collector and I sell used books as a sideline - I'm exposed to a LOT of different publishers so I have a better grasp of what is likely to be "self-published" and what isn't. If you do enough source reviews, you get a feel for what's good and what's bad so it increases your speed and ability to sift out the crap from the good stuff. Ealdgyth - Talk 21:03, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for this. I've added a link from my toolbox to your cheatsheet. This is very helpful information. Finetooth (talk) 21:29, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome. I didn't really mean to type quite that much... sorry for the wall of text! Ealdgyth - Talk 21:40, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Saguaro National ParkEdit

The article Saguaro National Park you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Saguaro National Park for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Knope7 -- Knope7 (talk) 01:40, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Saguaro National ParkEdit

The article Saguaro National Park you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Saguaro National Park for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Knope7 -- Knope7 (talk) 03:21, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

FAC Review RequestEdit

Hi, Finetooth. Hope all's well. I was wondering if you might have any time to provide feedback for Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Barry Voight/archive1, which has stalled in the past week or so. I would appreciate any and all commentary you have time/availability to offer. Thanks, ceranthor 18:21, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Ceranthor. I'm swamped at the moment, but I might have time on Sunday. Finetooth (talk) 19:28, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
Whenever you get the chance is totally appreciated. Thanks! ceranthor 15:51, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

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Rogue River OR edit (?)Edit

Hi, I'm a long-term Oregonian from Curry County. I was perusing your page regarding the Rogue River and in the article I believe you state that the only fossils found in Oregon are found at the Otter Point formation. Did I misunderstand your intent? The John Day Fossil Beds are world-famous (as im sure you know) and so I suspect this was an oversight or possibly a misreading by me (tis early :). Cheers! GBexpat (talk) 11:19, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your interest and your note. The Rogue River article says, "Oregon's only dinosaur fragments, those of a hadrosaur or duck-billed dinosaur, were found here," in the Otter Point Formation. The fossils at the John Day Fossil Beds are from the Age of Mammals, which followed the extinction of the dinosaurs. Finetooth (talk) 16:57, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

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CopyrightEdit

I noticed the O used your image but attributed to Restore Oregon. Aboutmovies (talk) 21:45, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

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Saguaro National Park scheduled for TFAEdit

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Happy Saturnalia!Edit

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Season's greetingsEdit

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Seasonal greetings for 2017, and best wishes for 2018. Heartfelt thanks to you for your contributions, which have done much to enhance the encyclopedia and make me feel it's worthwhile to keep contributing. So here's to another year's productive editing, with old feuds put aside and peace, goodwill and friendship for all! Brianboulton (talk) 23:39, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

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...to you and yours, from the Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 17:12, 24 December 2017 (UTC)



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Saguaro National ParkEdit

Congrats on getting to the Main Page (again!) And a belated happy new year. Shannon [ Talk ] 04:22, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Louise BryantEdit

Wow, congrats on the Main page appearance! ---Another Believer (Talk) 02:54, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Blue Mountain Hospital for deletionEdit

 

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Thank you for the Signpost articleEdit

Hi I just wanted to say thank you for writing the Signpost entry about common issues in Peer Review. This was very useful. It helped me spot several things I can fix before doing a peer review. Thanks! --Culix (talk) 03:53, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Jill ValentineEdit

Hi. I noticed you commented at Jill Valentine's FAC1, which was a long time ago, so I understand if you don't want to get involved again (or even remember commenting in the first place). But JV's FAC3 was dismissed on the basis that I hadn't contacted previous commentators, so I've gone through all previous FACs and "peer reviews" and tried my best to address any issue which had ever been raised. I'm happy with the article as it is now (in that I believe it meets the featured article criteria), but I'd appreciate any feedback from any previous commentator. Is there something I could improve before renominating? Would you be into commenting at FAC4? I'd ideally like to address every issue anyone may have before renominating, so the FAC can be as uneventful as possible. ;) I'd appreciate your feedback, if you have the time. Cheers. Homeostasis07 (talk) 00:53, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Peer review requestEdit

You've been excellent help reviewing a couple of articles of mine before, and I'm looking for someone without much (or any) cricket knowledge to take a look at Wikipedia:Peer review/Worcestershire v Somerset, 1979/archive1, which I'm hoping to take on to Featured status. Any help you could provide would be amazing. Thanks, Harrias talk 09:33, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

No worries, thanks for the reply. Harrias talk 18:43, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

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Merry MerryEdit

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Hello Finetooth,
Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 20:43, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

2019Edit

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:46, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Please check out "Happy" once more, for a smile, and sharing (a Nobel Peace Prize), and resolutions. I wanted that for 1 January, but then wasn't sad about having our music pictured instead. Not too late for resolutions, New Year or not. DYK that he probably kept me on Wikipedia, back in 2012? By the line (which brought him to my attention, and earned the first precious in br'erly style) that I added to my editnotice, in fond memory? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:28, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Pushpin maps of CaliforniaEdit

Why do you add these pushpin maps of California that just take up space and don't clarify anything? Perhaps if there's a pushpin map of the county it would do something useful. Dicklyon (talk) 05:57, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

The short answer to your question is that the guidelines for maps in river articles begins with this sentence: "Every river article should include a map." The map doesn't have to be a pushpin map, and many river articles include other kinds of maps. Finetooth (talk) 19:10, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
OK, that's just silly project aspiration; it's certainly far from a guideline. Maybe a small map at the bottom if you must. But a big map up top that's uninformative is useless. (let's keep the conversation here where it started) Dicklyon (talk) 04:27, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

OverlinksEdit

Hey Finetooth, I hope you are doing well. I noticed you were selectively removing "United States" links from leads in river articles since I have a ton on my watchlist. I was confused when you removed the link to United States in Kootenay River but left the link for Canada. according to MOS:OVERLINK shouldn't "Canada" also be removed? I don't understand why just the USA... Shannon [ Talk ] 16:52, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes. You are right about Canada, and I should also be looking for things like Pacific Ocean and North America. Thanks for the heads-up. Finetooth (talk) 06:21, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Ok - I'm just not familar with the overlink policy so I was a bit befuddled thinking "it seems kind of US centric". Sorry for the confusion. Shannon [ Talk ] 06:25, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that Lock Haven, Pennsylvania has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 18 February 2019. Please check that the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 18, 2019. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 19:21, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Ealdgyth. The article looks fine to me and so does the main page text. Finetooth (talk) 18:58, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Copy vioEdit

Your Fossil, OR image is being used but lacks attribution. Aboutmovies (talk) 06:00, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Women in RedEdit

Hi there, Finetooth, and welcome to Women in Red. It's good to have such an experienced editor as a new member, especially as you are interested in covering women writers. As it happens, Women Writers is one of our priorities for September. I see you've already created Elizabeth Fenwick Way and that you are working on a couple more. Please let me know if you run into any difficulties or need assistance. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 07:24, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

CheersEdit

  Damon Runyon's short story "Dancing Dan's Christmas" is a fun read if you have the time. Right from the start it extols the virtues of the hot Tom and Jerry

This hot Tom and Jerry is an old-time drink that is once used by one and all in this country to celebrate Christmas with, and in fact it is once so popular that many people think Christmas is invented only to furnish an excuse for hot Tom and Jerry, although of course this is by no means true.

No matter what concoction is your favorite to imbibe during this festive season I would like to toast you with it and to thank you for all your work here at the 'pedia this past year. Best wishes for your 2020 as well F. MarnetteD|Talk 20:12, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Io Saturnalia!Edit

  Io, Saturnalia!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and distraction-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 16:27, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year!Edit

 
George Bellows, North River (1908), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2020.
Thank you for your contributions toward making Wikipedia a better and more accurate place.
BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 13:47, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

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Requesting your comments on the Mumbai articleEdit

Hi Finetooth,

I see you gave some excellent suggestions on the Mumbai article 11 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Peer_review/Mumbai/archive3 I recently fixed most of the issues pointed out by you. Can you check it and review again if possible and suggest what more improvements can be made in the article?

This is the new PR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Peer_review/Mumbai/archive4

Amazingcaptain (talk) 09:40, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

@Amazingcaptain: Sorry. I am no longer doing peer reviews. Best of luck with the article. Finetooth (talk) 17:27, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

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